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Dr Emma Tonkin
sock: AFK. Goneperson Bucket. Zombologiste à temps partiel. πόλλ’ ἠπίστατο ἔργα, κακῶς δ’ ἠπίστατο πάντα.
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Dr Emma Tonkin 4h
Replying to @historyscientis
Hope you're right - suspect however that there is less to this than meets the eye.
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Dr Emma Tonkin 4h
Replying to @historyscientis
Seems what she means by it is more "we should no-deal tomorrow instead of transitional arrangements" than "goodness me, it has just occurred to me that there is occasionally a point in sanely discussing stuff".
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Dr Emma Tonkin 4h
Replying to @garethlpowell
Fruit tea. Or search the fridge for lemon juice. Those things hide. Unless you're allergic to citrus, I mean. If so maybe just hoik out the teabag before it has time to develop character. (It's really cold outside, just saying)
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Dr Emma Tonkin Jan 20
Replying to @andrewhesselden
Same. There is a lot of naivety about what it all means.
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Dr Emma Tonkin Jan 20
Replying to @MikeBrooks668 @BBCNews
I don't do TV, so you'd think I'd be a smug cnut about this, but watching the BBC go down this route is like a friend going to a takeaway I don't personally like and emerging to find half a dead rat in their salad. I am thoroughly grossed out.
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Zoe Gardner Jan 20
OK this is actually disgracefully bad. Mark Easton should not be parroting xenophobic tropes as "analysis" and fact. Absolute scenes at for absolutely no bloody change at all. I will be submitting a complaint and so should you.
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Dr Emma Tonkin Jan 20
Replying to @jesslynnrose
I am told the new ones have improved a bit. I have a 2017 macbook pro and it... has not been fun. Were I to buy another I would certainly want extended warranty and such.
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Dr Emma Tonkin Jan 20
Replying to @scalzi @garethlpowell
Used Google Docs for collaborative writing of technical documents for years and it was just as you say, a nightmare with longer documents. The average hundred-page project tech report was notably more than it wanted to cope with. I sympathise, but even so.
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Dr Emma Tonkin Jan 20
Twice the value, more or less. Yes - it really is.
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foone Jan 19
Replying to @Foone
have you seen my USB stick?
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Ryan Baumann Jan 18
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foone Jan 19
Replying to @Foone
on that front, have you ever wanted to use a monitor that's 2 kilometers away? Why not run DVI + USB over fiber?
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Dr Emma Tonkin Jan 19
Replying to @Foone
I have one device that needs this adapter. Oddball Bluetooth chording keyboard. Fortunately the battery lasts approximately forever because I basically only charge it when I fall over the cable, aka about twice per year.
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Dr Emma Tonkin Jan 19
Replying to @mirandoch @A_48er and 2 others
It's been quite common for a long time that govt money or other support comes with strings attached. Piss 'em off at your peril.
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sententiae antiquae Jan 18
“No knife for a child: don’t delegate serious matters to the inexperienced, lest they somehow use them for their own advantage.” Μὴ παιδὶ μάχαιραν: μὴ τοῖς ἀπείροις ἐγχειρίζειν πράγματα μεγάλα, μή πως καθ’ ἑαυτῶν χρήσωνται.
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Ryan Sullivan Jan 17
Last month I canceled a random charge for $4.99 per month from HP called "InstantInk". Wasn't sure what it was for. I've had it for over a year but had no idea what it did. I just found out what it did
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Dr Emma Tonkin Jan 17
Replying to @theancientgeeko
Of course in many humanities conferences you don't get forced to PowerPoint monologue at people anyway and can instead just talk about stuff like a normal human, so the point may be at least somewhat irrelevant :-)
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Dr Emma Tonkin Jan 17
Replying to @theancientgeeko
I find things like hdmi or usb-c to VGA converters are often in demand, especially by people with macs. Many projectors still want VGA input, weirdly, and even if not they will want HDMI, neither of which your basic mac provides without being festooned in dongles.
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Dr Emma Tonkin Jan 17
Replying to @theancientgeeko
(But then I am basically paid money to be a computer scientist even when attending humanities confs. I can never be far from the damn' things for long, or they sulk.)
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Dr Emma Tonkin Jan 17
Replying to @theancientgeeko
Personally: laptop, charger, phone, power brick, pen and paper, random mess of cables that occasionally turn out to be necessary when presenting, sacrificial usb stick, a couple of acetaminophen and such, usually in an anonymous zipped tote bag.
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